Sodeth Ly


Sodeth Ly, Senior Economist, is responsible for conducting macroeconomic analysis and also works on the reforms of public finances in Cambodia. Prior to joining the Bank in 2009, he worked as Economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for five years, at the office of IMF Resident Representative in Cambodia. He earlier served as Finance and Administrative Officer for the Asian Development Bank, Cambodia Resident Mission, for four years.


Since 2013, Sodeth has been the leading author of the Cambodia Economic Update, a biannual economic report which is widely disseminated to contribute through data-proven policy analysis to a debate about the key challenges Cambodia faces to sustain high growth. He has also written a number of analytical notes on the topics of dollarization, the garment sector, public expenditure management, public sector wages, and investment incentives. Sodeth holds a Master’s Degree in Economics (California State University, Los Angeles) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Institute of Economics of Cambodia).

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